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Since its establishment in 1964, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR), with its two departments, has devoted itself to investigating the history of law in Europe and beyond. According the Max Planck Open Access Policy and the Berlin Declaration of 2003 (https://openaccess.mpg.de), the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History makes available (via open access) as much of its research and findings as possible in order to benefit the whole of humanity.

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Global Perspectives on Legal History Entanglements in Legal History: Conceptual Approaches < Thomas Duve (ed.) Legal History presents a broad panorama of historical processes that trigger theoretical reflections on legal transfers and legal transplants and on the problem of the reception and assimilation laws and other modes of normativity. In this volume, legal historians across the globe reflect on their analytical traditions and present case studies in order to discuss how entangled...
Topics: global history, legal history, Transnational Law, Legal Theory, Empires and Law, Legal Transfer,...
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by Meccarelli, Massimo; Solla Sastre, María Julia
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 6 Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History Research Experiences and Itineraries Massimo Meccarelli, María Julia Solla Sastre (eds.) The spatiotemporal conjunction is a fundamental aspect of the juridical reflection on the historicity of law. Despite the fact that it seems to represent an issue directly connected with the question of where legal history is heading today, it still has not been the object of a focused inquiry. Against this...
Topics: Legal History, Global history, Rechtsgeschichte, Processo Penale, Historia del Derecho, Colonial...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History - research paper series No.2016-01 The World of Rules: Eine etwas andere Vermessung der Welt Gunnar Folke Schuppert (ed.) The book positions itself against the narrowing focus of (the German) jurisprudence on state law. This is a narrowing, which find its explication in the development of the territorially organised nation state, a type of state in whose understanding of state(hood) law can only be thought of as state law. However, what can be...
Topics: Decoupling of state and law, normative pluralism, variety of law producers, plurality of...
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by Fiocchi Malaspina, Elisabetta
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 8 L'eterno ritorno del Droit des gens di Emer de Vattel (secc. XVIII-XIX) L'impatto sulla cultura giuridica in prospettiva globale Fiocchi Malaspina, Elisabetta (ed.) The numerous editions and early translations produced throughout the eighteenth century enabled the broad dissemination of Emer de Vattel’s juridical-political work Droit des gens . This book investigates the global impact of the Droit des gens with regard to the different political...
Topics: Emer de Vattel, Droit des gens, law of nations, natural law, history of international law,...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-01 Soviet Union and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anna Lukina (ed.) This essay examines the Soviet role in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drawing distinctions between the Soviet and the Western models of fundamental rights up to 1948, with the Soviet context put into perspective via a comprehensive historical review of its origins and development. Furthermore, the supposed...
Topics: human rights, USSR, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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by Tau Anzoátegui, Víctor
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 7 El Jurista en el Nuevo Mundo Pensamiento. Doctrina. Mentalidad Víctor Tau Anzoátegui (ed.) The present work addresses the history of Derecho Indiano (Spanish Colonial Law) and proposes to examine the role played by Indiano-Castilian jurists in the New World as creators and enforcers of a science and the practice of law. They were given the task of organising and developing public authorities as well as the new society, and in their engagement...
Topics: Global Perspectives, Legal History, el Jurista, Derecho Indiano, Spanish-American Jurist, fuentes...
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by Albani, Benedetta; Danwerth, Otto; Duve, Thomas
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 5 Normatividades e instituciones eclesiásticas en la Nueva España, siglos XVI – XIX Benedetta Albani, Otto Danwerth, Thomas Duve (eds.) Ecclesiastical institutions and actors were essential for the formation of normative orders in early modern Ibero-America. In a series of seminars, organised by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Mexico City, Lima, Bogotá and São Paulo, scholars from different disciplines presented...
Topics: Legal History, Rechtsgeschichte, Comparative Law, History of Law, GPLH
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by Schuppert, Gunnar Folke
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 10 The World of Rules A Somewhat Different Measurement of the World Gunnar Folke Schuppert This book takes a stand against the narrowing focus of (German) jurisprudence on state law, rooted in the history of the territorially organised nation state. In the shadow of this tradition, state(-hood) law was only conceived of as state law. However, a gradual decoupling of state and law is observable – not least because of globalisation – which...
Topics: jurisprudence, Legal history, Rechtsgeschichte, GPLH, state law, plurality of normative orders, the...
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by Brutti, Massimo; Somma, Alessandro
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 11 Diritto: storia e comparazione Nuovi propositi per un binomio antico Massimo Brutti, Alessandro Somma (eds.) Comparative law and the history of law are traditionally devoted to expanding the context of legal rules and legal institutions. Comparison involves history, as the well-known motto proclaims, but history also involves comparison. Both disciplines are in fact interested in deepening the space-time coordinates of law as a social phenomenon,...
Topics: Legal History, Rechtsgeschichte, Comparative Law, History of Law, GPLH
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2018-05 (subsidia et instrumenta) Regulierte Selbstregulierung in rechtshistorischer Perspektive Peter Collin German Abstract: Die vorliegende Publikation macht den Leser mit etlichen Feldern »regulierter Selbstregulierung« vertraut, also mit Regelungskomplexen, in denen staatliche und nichtstaatliche Regulierungsaktivitäten ineinandergreifen. Das Untersuchungsgebiet ist Deutschland, der Untersuchungszeitraum das 19....
Topics: governance, interventionist state, private regulation, normative orders, multinormativity
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by Pfeifer, Guido; Grotkamp, Nadine
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 9 Außergerichtliche Konfliktlösung in der Antike Beispiele aus drei Jahrtausenden Guido Pfeifer, Nadine Grotkamp (eds.) Antiquity is often utilized as a reference to provide a historical dimension for contemporary phenomena. This also holds true for the prevailing scientific discourse on alternative or adequate remedies of dispute resolution. In this context, historical perspectives seem to be in vogue as narratives to legitimize one or another...
Topics: Legal history, Rechtsgeschichte, Antiquity, Antike, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Alternative...
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by Moutin, Osvaldo Rodolfo
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 4 Legislar en la América hispánica en la temprana edad moderna Procesos y características de la producción de los Decretos del Tercer Concilio Provincial Mexicano (1585) Osvaldo Rodolfo Moutin The decrees of the Third Mexican Provincial Council, celebrated in 1585, had an important impact on the organization of the colonial Church and Spanish-American society, from the time they were published in 1622 until the nineteenth century. This research...
Topics: Derecho Canónico, Historia del Derecho, Rechtsgeschichte, Tercer Concilio Provincial Mexicano,...
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 03 Thorsten Keiser "Dr. Porno Max" For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 05 Joachim Rückert "Der Geist des Rechts in Jherings »Geist« und Jherings »Zweck«" Teil 1 Abstract 150 years of glory and respect for two great books like Jhering’s »The Spirit of Roman Law« (1852 sqq) and »Law as a Means to an End« (1877 sqq) call for a small celebration in 15 stages. The familiar quotations from Jhering’s vigorous texts on »the last causes of law« are...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2018-06 Presunciones (DCH) (Presumptions (DCH)) Francisco Cuena Boy Redactado para el Diccionario Histórico de Derecho Canónico en Hispanoamérica y Filipinas (DCH), este trabajo ofrece una visión sintética de las presunciones centrada en el desarrollo histórico de la figura, en su definición y sus clases y en las reglas relativas a su utilización. El trabajo incluye un panorama de la utilización del razonamiento...
Topics: Presumptions, Evidence, Historical Canon Law
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by Duve, Thomas; Pihlajamäki, Heikki
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 3 Contributions to Transnational Early Modern Legal History Thomas Duve, Heikki Pihlajamäki (eds.) Spanish colonial law, derecho indiano , has since the early 20 th century been a vigorous subdiscipline of legal history. One of great figures in the field, the Argentinian legal historian Víctor Tau Anzoátegui, published in 1997 his Nuevos horizontes en el estudio histórico del derecho indiano . The book, in which Tau addressed seminal...
Topics: Latin America, Legal History, Spanish Colonial Law, Víctor Tau Anzoátegui, Method of Legal...
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-02 Indigenous Rights in Latin America: A Legal Historical Perspective Thomas Duve (ed.) According to international and national constitutional law, indigenous peoples in most Latin American countries have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions. As a consequence of this and of a long and ongoing process of political debate and recognition, ever...
Topics: Legal History, Indigenous Rights, Colonial Latin America, Legal Pluralism
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 05 Kent D. Lerch "Vom Kerbholz zur Konzernbilanz?" Abstract The transnational law merchant or lex mercatoria claims to have its roots in a medieval law merchant, whose growth is said to have been facilitated by the commercial revolution of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when mercantile law in the West supposedly came to be viewed as an integrated, developing system – a body of...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2012-01 From a European Legal History Towards a Legal History of Europe in a Global Historical Perspective Thomas Duve (ed.) For decades, European Legal History has been a strong field of scholarship on the history of law in a transnational perspective. It has been shaped especially by German-speaking scholars such as Emil Seckel, Paul Koschaker, Franz Wieacker, and Helmut Coing, and it was set up in the context of...
Topics: Legal History, European Legal History, Global History, Transnationale History
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-09 Legal Transfers as Processes of Cultural Translation: On the Consequences of a Metaphor Lena Foljanty (ed.) During the last decade, cultural studies faced a so-called “translational turn”. The concept of translation was taken up and reinterpreted in a figurative sense. The concept of translation is no longer confined to the process of putting a text from one language into another, but describes also processes...
Topics: Legal transfers, cultural translation, entangled legal history, comparative law
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-07 Framing Legal History: Competing Western Interpretations of Soviet Law Dovile Sagatiene (ed.) The article deals with the history of studying Soviet law in the West and presents different interpretations of Soviet law in English speaking literature in the last century.
Topics: Soviet law, Western legal scholarship
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-02 Convivencia: Reflections About its 'Kulturbedeutung' and Rereading the Normative Histories of Living Together Raja Sakrani (ed.) This paper covers a wide range of questions from the nearly inflationary use of the word Convivencia including the speeches of the Pope, the motto of a cultural capital in Europe, the intensive search for communal semantics in a time of heavy conflicts and bloody realities: all this can...
Topics: Convivencia: Myth and Methodology, Otherness and the figure of dhimmi, “constitution” of...
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 05 Michael Stolleis Traum und Trauma For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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by d'Avray, David L; Menski, Werner
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-03 Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective David L d'Avray, Werner Menski (eds.) The article puts into perspective the Council of Trent’s attempt control entry into marriage, as well as the Catholic Church’s previous inability to do so, into a comparative perspective, by looking at similar problems in other societies.
Topics: registration, marriage, validity, clandestine
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-06 Normengeschichte, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Praxisgeschichte. Drei Blickwinkel auf das Recht der Vergangenheit (History of Legal Norms, Science and Practice. Three Perspectives on the Law of the Past) Peter Oestermann (ed.) The essay presents in a very personal and overstated way three approaches to the legal history and takes a look at their specific advantages and disadvantages. The author pleads for a history...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-04 Global Legal History – A Methodological Approach Thomas Duve (ed.) Since the 1990s, the attempts to supplement the conventional, overwhelmingly national historiographical traditions via the introduction of a global dimension have been on the rise. In the meantime, a number of legal historical publications, articles, and even institutions have increasingly been making use of the term 'global'. The...
Topics: Global History, Legal History, Legal Method, Translation, Multi-normativity
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by Rosario Polotto, Maria; Keiser, Thorsten; Duve, Thomas
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Global Perspectives on Legal History - Volume 2 Derecho privado y modernización América Latina y Europa en la primera mitad del siglo XX María Rosario Polotto Thorsten Keiser Thomas Duve (eds.) Las implicancias y consecuencias de los procesos modernizadores que en los siglos XIX y XX enfrentaron los Estados de los cinco continentes, han sido objeto de estudio desde los más diversos enfoques disciplinares. En este volumen, investigadores de Europa y Latinoamérica encuentran nuevas vías de...
Topics: global history, legal history, derecho privado, América Latina, siglo XX, Global Perspectives on...
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-02 Better Access to Justice by Public Recognition of Non-State Justice Systems? Matthias Kötter (ed.)
Topics: access to justice, rule of law, development policy, sociology of law, customary law
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-04 Authorized Interpreters of Islamic Law – The Shīʽa View Katariina Simonen (ed.) The question of who is authorized to interpret Islamic law is a difficult one due to the plurality of different schools of Islamic jurisprudence, each of which allocates the authority very differently. Yet, any dialogue in matters of Islamic law requires the correct interlocutors to be identified. This topic is as under-researched...
Topics: Islamic Law, Grand Jurists, Supreme Leader, Allocation of Authority
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-09 Truth and Justice in a 'Forest of Thieves': The Heresies of Giovanni Battista De Luca and the Documents of the Roman Inquisition Gian Luca D'Errico Sr. (ed.) This essay attempts to explain the scientific and cultural background to the hermeneutic study and transcription of documents from the Congregation of the Holy Office and Index relating to Cardinal Giovanni Battista De Luca. The documents, stored in the...
Topics: Giovanni Battista De Luca, Roman Inquisition, Censorship, Ecclesiastical Law, Innocent XI
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-13 Brazilian Criminological Thinking During the First Republic (1889-1930) Rebeca Fernandes Dias (ed.) This paper synthesizes research that aimed to analyse how criminological thinking was received in Brazil during the First Republic (1889-1930). It presents a broad view of positivist criminology, its rise and, most of all, how this school of thought was received in Brazilian legal culture. We have identified...
Topics: Positivist Criminology, Liberalism, Legal Culture, Positivism
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2012-04 In Defense of Commercial Capitalism: Lessius, Partnerships and the Contractus Trinus Wim Decock (ed.) In telling the history of commercial law and capitalism, traditional scholarship has often neglected the abundant literature on commerce and contracts written by Catholic theologians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To shed light on this ‘hidden story’ in the history of commercial law and...
Topics: legal history, commercial law, moral theology, capitalism, Antwerp
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-08 Dignity and Cessio Bonorum in Early-Modern Dutch Learned Legal Literature Wouter Druwé (ed.) Imprisonment for debt was a common sanction in the early modern period. Through the learned legal institute of the cessio bonorum, or its customary legal alternatives, insolvent debtors could avoid the shame of prison. Nevertheless, in order to discourage irresponsible administration of one's patrimony, local customs and...
Topics: Cessio bonorum, Insolvency, Dignity, Low Countries, Ius Commune
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-12 Streitschlichtung auf dem Lande - Untersuchungen zur südwestdeutschen Schiedsordnung zwischen Spätmittelalter und Bauernkrieg (Conflict Resolution in the Countryside - A study on the Rules of Arbitration in Southwestern Germany Between Late Middle Ages and the Great Peasant War (1525)) David von Mayenburg (ed.) On the basis of late medieval and early modern records, the article examines the rules of arbitration...
Topics: conflict resolution, Germany, countryside, arbitration, peasant revolutions
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 01 Rainer Maria Kiesow "Ius sacrum. Giorgio Agamben und das nackte Recht" Abstract Why does Giorgio Agamben not tell and analize in his Homo Sacer the famous story of Franz Kafka „In the penal colony“ – although he is an outstanding knower of Kafka’s work and treat this work in detail in his book? In the course of the answer to this question we discuss the complex relationship...
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 04 Martti Koskenniemi "Why History of International Law Today?" Abstract The article presents a brief overview of research and publication in the history of international law in Europe today. The upsurge of interest in historical studies is traced back to a sense of present transformation, with historical studies seeking to explore both aspects of continuity and change in the...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-03 Bibliographie zur Rechtsgeschichtswissenschaft in der Berliner Republik (Bibliography to Scholarship in Legal History in the Berlin Republic) Thomas Duve (ed.) The following bibliography originated from the work carried out for the contribution “Ein fruchtbarer Gärungsprozess? - Rechtsgeschichtswissenschaft in der Berliner Republik“, (A Fruitful Fermentation Process? - Scholarship in Legal History in the...
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 02 Michael Stolleis "Die Wahrheit des Holocaust" For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 05 Valérie Lasserre-Kiesow Destins mêlés, proximité,unité? For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2018-07 Multinormativity in Western Arguments Regarding Punishment of the Boxers and their Patrons, 1900-1901 Timothy Louis Schroer Westerners applied multiple normative frameworks in debating policy toward China in the wake of the Boxer Uprising in 1900 and 1901. They variously claimed that treatment of China should be governed by the rules of international law, a code of honor, Christian teachings, the judgment of...
Topics: multinormativity, international law, honor, Boxer Uprising, a-normativity
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-06 European Legal History - Global Perspectives Working Paper for the Colloquium, European Normativity - Global Historical Perspectives' (Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, September, 2nd-4th, 2013) Thomas Duve (ed.) During the last decades, we have learned from authors like Helmut Coing, Franz Wieacker, Harold Berman, Peter Stein, Manlio Bellomo, Paolo Prodi, – to name but a few – that one of...
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 04 Otto Gerhard Oexle "Was ist eine historische Quelle?" Abstract The question is discussed in the form of the history of a problem during the 19th century until today. Thereby it can be demonstrated that the different answers are substantially determined by epistemological attitudes in historiography. The antagonistic positions especially of Leopold von Ranke and of Johannes Gustav...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-07 Uno 'Spatial Turn' Per La Storia Del Diritto? Una Rassegna Tematica (A 'Spatial Turn' for Legal History? A Tentative Assessment) Pietro Costa (ed.) Numerous human sciences (from geography to sociology and historiography) have been developing a new attitude towards space (and, in general, towards the relationship between space and time), starting from the seventies-eighties of the Twentieth century. This new...
Topics: Space, time, historiographical methodology, legal history
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-05 German Legal History: National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives Thomas Duve (ed.) In this article, I review select institutional and analytical traditions of Legal History in 20th century Germany, in order to put forth some recommendations for the future development of our discipline. A careful examination of the evolution of Legal History in Germany in the last twenty-five years, in particular, reveals...
Topics: Legal History, Germany, Transnational Law, Legal Education, Transnational History
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-08 Die Verfassung der Berliner Republik (The Constitution of the Berlin Republic) Julian Krüper (ed.) Contemporary constitutional history faces a methodological dilemma: Historiography traditionally calls for scientific dissociation, both temporal and individual, from its objects of research. Yet, changes in constitutional normativity are typically of an incremental nature and can best be studied through a close...
Topics: constitutional history, reunification, constitutional law, public law
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-02 Online Dispute Resolution: Justice Without the State? Joachim Zekoll (ed.) This paper examines the evolution of norms through private ordering in the commercial Internet environment. It has been argued that this environment is fertile ground for the evolution of transnational legal regimes which are largely independent of state input and control. The paper first tests the validity of this assertion by exploring...
Topics: Online Dispute Resolution, State Law versus Private Ordering
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2018-02 The Rise and Fall of the 'Social Crime' in Legal Theory and International Law: The Failure to Create a New Normative Order to Regularize Terrorism, 1880-1930s Karl Härter, Tina Hannappel, Conrad Tyrichter (eds.) Richard Bach Jensen At the end of the nineteenth century, the concept of the social crime developed in response to the violent deeds of the anarchists and other subversives. This essay will examine how...
Topics: social crime, anarchism, terrorism, international law
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-10 Ancient Constitution or Paternal Government? Extraordinary Powers as Legal Response to Political Violence (Río De La Plata, 1810-1860) Alejandro Aguero (ed.) The regime of caudillos is a common subject in the classic analysis of the first half of the 19th century in Latin America. In the case of Río de la Plata, the experience of caudillos has been subject of academic revision. Scholars have discussed about the...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2012-06 Kanonistik im Zeitalter von Absolutismus und Aufklärung: Spielräume und Potentiale einer Disziplin im Spannungsfeld von Kirche, Staat und Publizität (Canon Law in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment: Scope and Potential of a Discipline between Church, State and Publicity) Christoph H.F. Meyer (ed.) This article is devoted to the impact public opinion had on the development of canon law in the 18th century...
Topics: canon law, history of canon law, legal history, Catholic Church, Church and State
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-03 'The Active Arm of the Government' The Police of Buenos Aires in the First Half of 19th Century Agustín Elias Casagrande (ed.) In the first half of 19th century, the Río de La Plata was involved in a process of militarization and changing of political orders. During this time the conflictive relation between the old schemes of government and the tendency to centralize and to create new structures of power and...
Topics: Police, Government, Domestic power, Justice, Legal Culture
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2012-03 La diffusione del processo romano-canonico in Europa: Il Liber Belial tra fonti giuridiche canonistiche e romanistiche (A Diffusion of the Roman-Canonical Procedure in Europe: 'Liber Belial' between Canon Law and Roman Law Sources) Stefano Vinci (ed.) Among the so-called “trial stories” (Satan processes), diffused in the Middle Age to explain the rules of procedural law, “Liber Belial”, also known as...
Topics: Roman-Canonical Procedure, Liber Belial, Canon Law, Roman Law, Consolatio peccatorum
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-10 El Matrimonio Indígena Antes Y Después De Trento: Del Matrimonio Prehispánico Al Matrimonio Cristiano En La Nueva España (Indian Marriage Before and After the Council of Trent: From Pre-Hispanic Marriage to Christian Marriage in New Spain) Ana De Zaballa Beascoechea (ed.) This article describes the changes in the Indian marriage, the acceptance or rejection of pre-Hispanic customs, before and after the Council...
Topics: Marriage History, Indian marriage, prehispanic marriage, Indian canon law, social history
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-08 Entanglements in Legal History. Introductory Remarks Thomas Duve (ed.) Legal history presents a broad panorama of historical processes that trigger theoretical reflections on legal transfers and legal transplants and on the problem of the reception and assimilation of new laws. The paper gives an introductory overview about the state of art in research on global entanglements in legal history as reflected in the...
Topics: global history, legal history, Transnational Law, Legal Theory, Empires and Law, Legal Transfer,...
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-02 O BGB – Um código sem oportunidade? (The German Civil Code (1900) – A Chanceless Code?, Portuguese Translation of 'Das Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch – ein Gesetzbuch ohne Chance?') Joachim Rückert (ed.) According to this article, the answer to the title question is that the German BGB of 1900 did not have a real chance up until the 1960s, as the social, economic and ideological preconditions for its conception...
Topics: Modern Legal History, Contemporary History, Legal Philosophy, Jurisprudence
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 01 Mario Bretone "La »cartella rossa«" For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-09 Die Entwicklung der Systematik der Amtsdelike und Gedanken zur Korruption im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert in der habsburgischen Gesetzgebung (A Classification of Malpractice and Thoughts on Corruption in the 18th and 19th Centuries in Habsburg Legislation) Rainer Silbernagl German Abstract: Die Thematik der „Korruption" ist an sich bereits zum Reizwort geworden, das generalisierend die Symptomatik eines...
Topics: malpractice, history of penal law, history of service law, corruption, Habsburg legislation
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-06 Acusaciones e Inquisiciones (DCH) (Accusations and Inquisitions (DCH)) Alejandro Aguero (ed.) Spanish Abstract: Desarrollado para formar parte del Diccionario Histórico de Derecho Canónico en Hispanoamérica y Filipinas (S. XVI-XVIII), este ensayo aborda el estudio de los términos "acusación" e "inquisición" en el marco de esa tradición jurídica. El texto analiza el sentido técnico que...
Topics: Accusation, Inquisition, Criminal Procedure, Canon Law
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-04 Demand for Litigation in the Absence of Traditions of Rule of Law: An Example of Ottoman and Habsburg Legacies in Romania Martin Mendelski, Alexander Libman (eds.) The paper investigates the impact of historical legacies of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires on demand for litigation in contemporary Romania, reflected in the number of appeals in criminal cases. It finds that nowadays a key difference between these...
Topics: Law and Economics, Legal history, historical legacies, Habsburg legacy, Ottoman legacy
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-11 From a Japanese Transplant to a British Imitation: A Textual Analysis of the Imperial Constitutional Outline and the Nineteen Creeds Xiuqing Li (ed.) From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the Qing government had eventually issued several decrees under both inner and outer pressure, as an attempt to constitutionalism. Imperial Constitutional Outline and The Nineteen Creeds were the most significant...
Topics: Imperial Constitutional Outline, The Nineteen Creeds, Meiji Constitution, English Constitutional
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-01 Selbstverwaltung und Selbstregulierung aus rechtshistorischer und governancetheoretischer Perspektive (Self-administration and Self-regulation from a Legal Historical and Governance Theoretical Perspective) Gunnar Folke Schuppert (ed.) The aim of the paper is to look at the well-known phenomena of self-government and self-regulation, combining in a rather unusual way the governance perspective with the perspective...
Topics: Self-government, self-regulation, governance, legal history
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-03 'Historia literaria iuris' Beispiele juristischer Literaturgeschichten im 18, Jahrhundert (Historia Literaria Iuris: Examples of Juridical Literary Histories in the 18th Century) Heinz Mohnhaupt (ed.) The article "Historia literaria iuris. Examples of juridical literary histories in the 18th century“ evolved in the context of a colloquium on the various disciplines in the "Historia literaria“ which...
Topics: legal science, formation of disciplines, libraries, organisation of knowledge, book production
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 05 Michael Stolleis "Wer Solidarität sagt, will etwas haben" Abstract »Solidarity« can only have the meaning social communication attributes to it over time. The word occurs in the 19th century when former structures are conceived as being in crisis. The invocation of solidarity was meant to call upon a feeling of unity and support against internal and external threats. The...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-08 Testigos (DCH) (Witnesses (DCH)) Caroline Cunill (ed.) Spanish Abstract: El artículo estudia uno de los tres tipos de pruebas a los que debían recurrir tanto los litigantes para probar sus intenciones, como los jueces para averiguar la verdad y dictar su sentencia en un juicio: las declaraciones de los testigos. Se analiza, por consiguiente, el conjunto de reglas que fueron destinadas a garantizar la validez de...
Topics: Witnesses, Selection, Evaluation, Number, Quality
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by Mazzacane, Aldo
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 03 Aldo Mazzacane "Letteratura, processo e opinione pubblica" Le raccolte di cause celebri tra bel mondo, avvocati e rivoluzione Abstract Beginning in the second half of the 18th century, the whole of Europe was inundated by anthologies of famous trials. The originator of this kind of collection is generally thought to have been François Gayot de Pitaval (1673–1743), one of so many...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-06 Das Erbe des Korporativismus in der politisch-rechtlichen Kultur der italienischen Nachkriegszeit (The Heritage of Corporatism in Second Post-war Legal and Political Italian Culture) Maurizio Cau (ed.) The day after the fascist regime’s breakdown, the corporatism’s doctrinal heritage was overcome by the “clearing the past” politics carried out by the Italian political and intellectual world, looking for a...
Topics: Corporatism, Second post-war, Transition, political and legal culture, Democracy
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-11 New Horizons in Spanish Colonial Law. Contributions to Transnational Early Modern Legal History. Thomas Duve, Heikki Pihlajamäki (eds.) Derecho indiano, Spanish colonial law, has been a vigorous subdiscipline of legal history since the early 20th century. In 1997, in his Nuevos horizontes en el estudio histórico del derecho indiano, Argentinian legal historian Víctor Tau Anzoátegui considers some hitherto...
Topics: Víctor Tau Anzoátegui, Spanish Colonial Law, Legal History, Derecho Indiano, Global History,...
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by Duve, Thomas
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2014-01 Law and Revolution - Revisited Thomas Duve (ed.) Thirty years ago, in 1983, Harold Berman’s “Law and Revolution. The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition” was first published. His work had an enormous impact on legal scholarship all over the world. Many aspects of his central thesis were largely discussed by legal historians, historians and social scientists. Berman’s work has not only become part of...
Topics: Legal history, Western legal tradition, Harold Berman
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-01 Violent Crimes and Retaliation in the European Criminal Justice System between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Century Karl Härter (ed.) Early modern courts dealing with violent crimes constitute an exemplary field to study historical changes in the function and significance of retaliation as a measured reaction to criminal behavior. In pre-modern times, on the one hand, appropriate violence could be considered as...
Topics: retaliation, violence, criminal justice, criminal law, mediation
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2012-02 Power and Law in Enlightened Absolutism – Carl Gottlieb Svarez' Theoretical and Practical Approach Milan Kuhli (ed.) The term Enlightened Absolutism reflects a certain tension between its two components. This tension is in a way a continuation of the dichotomy between power on one hand and law on the other. The present paper shall provide an analysis of these two concepts from the perspective of Carl Gottlieb...
Topics: Enlightened Absolutism, Legal History, Carl Gottlieb Svarez, Johann Heinrich Casimir von Carmer,...
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-11 From Europe but beyond Europe: The Circulation of Rudolf von Jhering's Ideas in East Asia and Latin America Luis Lloredo Alix Sr. (ed.) The aim of this article is to analyze the circulation of Rudolf von Jhering's ideas outside of Europe. More precisely, we will show how his thought was introduced in Japan and China, as well as in some Latin American countries: Especially Brazil, but also Chile, Argentina, Peru...
Topics: Legal Transfers, Cultural Translations, Westernization, History of Legal Ideas, Sociological...
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2015-05 Criminalidad De Menores Y Sistema Penal (Latinoamérica, 1890-1950): Las Agendas Y Los Métodos En La Historiografía Regional Reciente (Child's Criminality and Penal System (Latin America, 1890-1950): The Agenda and the Methods in the Regional Recent Historiography) José Daniel Cesano (ed.) The present article proposes to analyze the principal trends of the Latin-American recent historiography with regard to the...
Topics: Child’s criminality, historiography, methods, Positivism, Latin America
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 03 Rebekka Habermas "Von Anselm von Feuerbach zu Jack the Ripper" Recht und Kriminalität im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Literaturbericht Abstract This survey discusses recent studies on the history of crime and criminal law in 19th century Europe. At the same time it opens up for new perspectives on the history of crime and law – perspectives which allow us to challenge the master narrative...
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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-05 Convivencia and Filosefardismo in Spanish Nation-building Alfons Aragoneses (ed.) The paper describes the historical trajectory of filosefardismo and references to convivencia in Spain and its reflection in the legal and political culture and the Nation-building process. It considers not the presence of Judaism in contemporary Spanish law and society but, following the suggestions of David Nirenberg, how the...
Topics: Convivencia Nation-building, Filosefardismo, Anti-Semitism, Legal Culture
Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 01 Marie-Theres Fögen "Rechtsgeschichte - Geschichte der Evolution eines sozialen Systems . Ein Vorschlag" For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History No. 01 Joseph Canning "Papacy and Political Theory" For more articles and unrestricted open access to the entire issue of this magazine visit: http://www.rg-rechtsgeschichte.de/
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